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Forsyth Fast Facts

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Items of interest from the Jan. 18 Board meeting


  • Trustees accepted Plan Commission recommendations and denied special use permits for two Forsyth businesses, including Forsyth Antique Mall and Eyemart Express.
  • Trustees accepted a Zoning Board of Appeals report and unanimously recommended a variance to allow additional setback for a home to be constructed at 1126 W. Weaver Road.
  • Water/sewer bills for both commercial and residential customers will be sent out on the first of each month with the due date for payment on the 20th of that month. Penalties will be assessed on the 21st, and shut-offs completed on the 30th. Trustees were unanimous in their vote to adopt this new format in a move intended to simplify the Village’s water/sewer bill collection process, according to Village Administrator Heather Kimmons.
  • The Village already is in compliance with a recent amendment to the Open Meetings Act pertaining to public bodies to permit public comment at open meetings, according to Village Administrator Heather Kimmons. She recommended, however, and trustees concurred in approving enactment of an ordinance which contains rules governing public comment as required by the amended act.
  • The Library Citizen Advisory Committee approved Plan B Part II of the library’s improvement plan with Village Administrator Heather Kimmons recommending approval at a cost not to exceed $3,200. Trustees voted unanimously in acceptance of the plan.
  • Paula Bauler of 403 Loma Drive will serve on the Activities & Events Committee following a unanimous trustee vote. Three vacancies remain on this committee.


  • Deputies from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office reported the four burglaries that occurred Jan. 13 in the Montezuma Hills subdivision area were “ fluid and so quick that we didn’t use CodeRED.” Within 15 minutes, two suspects were apprehended assisted by information from community members and Warrensburg and Maroa officers. The suspects and an unconfirmed third accomplice are wanted for a string of burglaries in Bloomington. A 32-inch television and jewelry were among items reported stolen. The deputies said the suspects are thought to be involved in a Central Illinois burglary ring. According to one of the deputies, the million-dollar question is, “Where did they park?”
  • A Decatur Memorial Hospital healthcare representative will be the guest speaker when Elder Watch meets at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the community center located in Forsyth Public Library.

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